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Cinema Curiosa presents: BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES
February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)
A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
“This damn-near immaculate music documentary by Swiss film-maker Sophie Huber pays tribute to Blue Note Records… Huber crafts a respectful, crisply told but depth-plumbing history of the label… hits nearly every music-doc note with an exceptional clarity of tone.”—The Guardian
“[The] film tells the story of the most legendary label in jazz — and illustrates how it’s still thriving in the present… ‘Beyond the Notes’ lays out exactly what made Blue Note stand apart from other jazz labels — and why its catalog has taken on an almost sacred quality among musicians and fans.”—Rolling Stone
“Jazz may be a quintessentially American art form, but it is Europeans who make some of the best jazz documentaries, with the captivating ‘Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes’ being the latest case in point. Potently directed by Switzerland’s Sophie Huber… Key to making this film especially effective is its focus on the current incarnation of Blue Note.”—Los Angeles Times
Director: Sophie Huber
2019 (85 min) RT 95